Global Handwashing Day (GHD) was more like Global Handwashing WEEK at Clean the World.
GHD was officially Monday, Oct. 15, but we held events throughout the week to recognize the importance of hand washing as a way to prevent the spread of illness. Our awesome volunteers stepped up to help both at our Orlando headquarters and our Las Vegas Regional Operations Center.
Volunteers from Hands on Orlando, Colonial High School and First Presbyterian Church Serve Day teamed up to pack 2,700 hygiene kits.
From the University of Central Florida, members of UCF Knights Give Back and Pre-Professional Medical Society packed 4,646 hygiene kits.
Volunteers in Orlando contributed approximately 345 hours, processed 3,700 bars of soap and packed 7,346 hygiene kits. The kits were donated to homeless advocacy programs operated by the Salvation Army in Central Florida.
AmeriCorps Nevada State members partnered with United Way of Southern Nevada to create 576 hygiene kits for donation to the Teacher EXCHANGE of the Clark Country School District in Las Vegas. Teacher EXCHANGE director Tim McCubbin donated kits to the following schools in Clark County:
– Chaparral High School
– Mojave High School
– Rancho High School
– Western High School
– O’Callaghan Middle School